Your State’s Preamble

While the ACLU threatens suit against those who have a cross on federal property, and makes more of the ‘separation of Church and State” than ever was meant to be, I had to be glad in a little in the email my sister just sent me.Apparently, every Preamble in each state in the U.S. acknowledges our Christian roots, honoring God in each of them:

 

 

Alabama 1901, Preamble We the people of the State of Alabama, invoking the favor and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish the following Constitution. Alaska 1956, Preamble We, the people of Alaska, grateful to God and to those who founded our nation and pioneered this great land.

Arizona 1911, Preamble We, the people of the State of Arizona, grateful to Almighty God for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution…

Arkansas 1874, Preamble . . We, the people of the State of Arkansas, grateful to Almighty God for the privilege of choosing our own form of government…

California 1879, Preamble We, the People of the State of California, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom…Colorado 1876, Preamble

Connecticut 1818, Preamble.

Delaware 1897, Preamble Through Divine Goodness all men have, by nature, the rights of worshipping and serving their Creator according to the dictates of their consciences.

Florida 1885, Preamble We, the people of the State of Florida, grateful to Almighty God for our constitutional liberty, establish this Constitution…

Georgia 1777, Preamble We, the people of Georgia, relying upon protection and guidance of Almighty God, do ordain and establish this Constitution…Hawaii 1959, Preamble

Idaho 1889, Preamble

Illinois 1870, Preamble We, the people of the State of Illinois, grateful to Almighty God for the civil , political and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors.

Indiana 1851, Preamble We, the People of the State of Indiana, grateful to Almighty God for the free exercise of the right to choose our form of government.

Iowa 1857, Preamble We, the People of the State of Iowa, grateful to the Supreme Being for the blessings hitherto enjoyed, and feeling our dependence on Him for a continuation of these blessings, establish this Constitution.

Kansas 1859, Preamble We, the people of Kansas, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious privileges establish this Constitution.Kentucky 1891, Preamble.

Louisiana 1921, Preamble

Maine 1820, Preamble . We the People of Maine acknowledging with grateful hearts the goodness of the Sovereign Ruler of the Universe in affording us an opportunity .. And imploring His aid and direction.

Maryland 1776, Preamble We, the people of the state of Maryland, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberty…

Massachusetts 1780, Preamble We…the people of Massachusetts, acknowledging with grateful hearts, the goodness of the Great Legislator of the Universe In the course of His Providence, an opportunity and devoutly imploring His direction ..

Michigan 1908, Preamble le. We, the people of the State of Michigan, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of freedom establish this Constitution.

Minnesota, 1857, Preamble We, the people of the State of Minnesota, grateful to God for our civil and religious liberty, and desiring to perpetuate its blessings:Mississippi 1890, Preamble

Missouri 1845, Preamble We, the people of Missouri, with profound reverence for the Supreme Ruler of the Universe, and grateful for His goodness . Establish this Constitution…

Montana 1889, Preamble. We, the people of Montana, grateful to Almighty God for the

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blessings of liberty establish this Constitution … We, the people, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom . Establish this Constitution.

Nebraska 1875, Preamble

Nevada 1864, Preamble We the people of the State of Nevada, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, establish this Constitution…

New Hampshire 1792, Part I. Art. I. Sec. V Every individual has a natural and unalienable right to worship God according to the dictates of his own conscience. We, the people of the State of New Jersey, grateful to Almighty God for civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing on our endeavors. We, the People of New Mexico, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of liberty.. We, the people of the State of New York, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, in order to secure its blessings.

New Jersey 1844, Preamble

New Mexico 1911, Preamble

New York 1846, Preamble

North Carolina 1868, Preamble We the people of the State of North Carolina, grateful to Almighty God, the Sovereign Ruler of Nations, for our civil, political, and religious liberties, and acknowledging our dependence upon Him for the continuance of those…

North Dakota 1889, Preamble We , the people of North Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, do ordain… We the people of the state of Ohio, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, to secure its blessings and to promote our common…

Ohio 1852, Preamble

Oklahoma 1907, Preamble Invoking the guidance of Almighty God, in order to secure and perpetuate the blessings of liberty, establish this

Oregon 1857, Bill of Rights, Article I Section 2. All men shall be secure in the Natural right, to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their consciences

Pennsylvania 1776, Preamble We, the people of Pennsylvania, grateful to Almighty God for the blessings of civil and religious liberty, and humbly invoking His guidance… We the People of the State of Rhode Island grateful to Almighty God for the civil and religious liberty which He hath so long permitted us to enjoy, and looking to Him for a blessing…

Rhode Island 1842, Preamble.

South Carolina, 1778, Preamble We, the people of he State of South Carolina grateful to God for our liberties, do ordain and establish this Constitution.

South Dakota 1889, Preamble We, the people of South Dakota, grateful to Almighty God for our civil and religious liberties .

Tennessee 1796, Art. XI.III. That all men have a natural and indefeasible right to worship Almighty God according to the dictates of their conscience…

Texas 1845, Preamble We the People of the Republic of Texas, acknowledging, with gratitude, the grace and beneficence of God. Grateful to Almighty God for life and liberty, we establish this Constitution. Whereas all government ought to enable the individuals who compose it to enjoy their natural rights, and other blessings which the Author of Existence has bestowed on man . Religion, or the Duty which we owe our Creator can be directed only by Reason and that it is the mutual duty of all to practice Christian Forbearance, Love and Charity towards each other

Utah 1896, Preamble

Vermont 1777, Preamble

Virginia 1776, Bill of Rights, XVI

Washington 1889, Preamble We the People of the State of Washington, grateful to the Supreme Ruler of the Universe for our liberties, do ordain this Constitution Since through Divine Providence we enjoy the blessings of civil, political and religious liberty, we, the people of West Virginia reaffirm our faith in and constant reliance upon God …

West Virginia 1872, Preamble

Wisconsin 1848, Preamble We, the people of Wisconsin, grateful to Almighty God for our freedom, domestic tranquility… We, the people of the State of Wyoming, grateful to God for our civil, political, and religious liberties, establish this Constitution..

Wyoming 1890, Preamble

  

  

Mind you, in none of them does it say how you HAVE to worship a particular God in a particular way, but I think our forefathers saw a wisdom in what the Bible says, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.”

The First Amendment to the United States Constitution reads: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.”

Over the years, that provision has been badly interpreted to say that government must consider all religions or none at all in its policies. I don’t understand at all where they get that from what the First Ammendment says.

I am glad that each state is on record acknowledging God, as well as more than a few main documents in our history.

As for me, I’d gladly accept more God, less government.

 

 

 

 

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3 thoughts on “Your State’s Preamble

  1. As you noted, the state constitutions listed don’t mention any particular god or religion. The cross, however, is a specifically Christian symbol, and I can understand why the ACLU has a problem with it.

  2. Unfortunately, I can’t take the ACLU too seriously, Jeff. And as I write this, I see the news where the ACLU president has been found with an atrocious collection of child porn, the story is just breaking.

    “The Supreme Court of Oregon had ruled 5 to 1 that live sex shows are permitted in that state under the freedom of expression banner. The ACLU and The Oregonian newspaper both filed briefs in favor of that ruling. But why would the ACLU do that? What’s in it for them?

    The Supreme Court has consistently ruled that states and local communities have the right to limit expression. This is the U.S. Supreme court, in a time, place, and manner, application of standards. That is, you can’t have sex on your front lawn, even if it’s a personal expression on private property. The Supreme Court realizes the Constitution requires boundaries for what Americans do. If you don’t have boundaries, you have chaos. Thus, community standards and public safety trump personal expression.

    But the ACLU doesn’t believe that. The organization has moved so far left, that now anything goes.

    • Item: The ACLU is defending the North American Man Boy Love Association, saying that although the organization champions the criminal rape of children, it has a right to do that under free expression.

    • Item: The ACLU endorses virtual child pornography and has defended the right of people to obtain real child porn.

    • Item: the ACLU opposed the Minutemen protests at the border, obviously, a legitimate form of expression.

    So it seems the ACLU cherry picks its cases. The Minutemen certainly have a right to protest the porous border situation, but the ACLU opposes that expression. — Off the chart hypocritical.

    The ACLU simply wants a different country, a nation where conduct it approves of, public sexual displays, child molestation literature is allowed. But the ACLU wants to inhibit conduct it disagrees with, like protesting the border and celebrating the birth of Jesus. That’s what’s going on.

    So let’s apply the no spin concept to this. The ACLU simply wants a different country, a nation where conduct it approves of, public sexual displays, child molestation literature is allowed. But the ACLU wants to inhibit conduct it disagrees with, like protesting the border and celebrating the birth of Jesus. That’s what’s going on.

    Now my next comments are directed at our liberal viewers. How can you support a group as nakedly, pardon the pun, radical as the ACLU? This isn’t about freedom. This is about imposing a radical secular progressive agenda on a country that has traditionally voted on public policy issues. If the live sex act initiative was put on the Oregon ballot, it’d be voted down big. Remember, Oregonians voted against gay marriage.

    So once again, the ACLU is using an activist court to undermine what the folks want. This isn’t democracy. This is judicial fascism.

    It’s also a joke. The founding fathers didn’t write the First Amendment with live sex shows in mind, OK? Everybody understand that? You can easily pervert the Constitution by saying every kind of expression is protected, but again, that would lead to chaos and conflict.

    “Talking Points” believes the 400,000 members of the ACLU should wake up and smell the totalitarianism. This organization is bent on undermining freedom, not fighting for it. And everybody should understand that.”

    Bill O’Reilly

  3. so
    does the ACLU see grafitti as a form of expression too
    if so i know whos house should have paedophile grafittied over it
    🙂

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